Is China punishing Hong Kong? Since China took over the tiny country over the past few years, individual rights have disappeared using COVID as the rationale for taking freedoms away from Hongkongers. Now they are making it so the unvaccinated are treated as second-class citizens and banned from shopping malls, shopping centers, and wet markets.
The Standard reports on the tyrannical news coming out of China led Hong Kong:
Only vaccinated Hongkongers will be able to enter shopping malls, wet markets, supermarkets, and churches under a “vaccine pass” scheme to launch on February 24, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announced on Tuesday.
The government will also ban people from having cross-family gatherings involving more than two households in private premises, Lam said.
Earlier, the government had announced that unvaccinated people will be banned from entering a list of regulated premises including restaurants, gyms, cinemas, massage parlors and beauty centers under the vaccine pass.
In a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Lam announced that six more premises will be added to the list of regulated premises, including shopping malls, wet markets and other markets, supermarkets, department stores, religious venues, and hair salons. Only people who received at least one vaccine jab will be allowed to enter the locations.
“From February 24, anyone entering the regulated premises need to use the LeaveHomeSafe app and present their vaccination records,” Lam said.
Religious venues such as temples and churches will be closed from February 10 until the launch of the vaccine pass on February 24.
The government will also add public transport into the list of regulated premises — meaning restrictions can be put on commuters — but will not impose any restrictions until the situation makes it necessary, Lam said.
“We are making it inconvenient for people… not mandatory for people to get vaccinated,” Lam said.
These latest actions make it more than inconvenient, those who are not vaccinated are being punished. With evidence showing that the vaccinated are a majority of those entering hospitals in vaccinated countries, the rationale for pushing the vaccines is not because the shots are life-saving or even working. They are likely more damaging than natural immunity and most people have had COVID by this time.
The COVID mandates, including vaccines, seem to be more about taking away individual freedoms than protecting people from a virus. Now in Hong Kong, the unvaccinated can’t go to the grocery store, use public transit, go to church or even meet with family. This is not about safety or health, this is about destroying freedom.
On a personal note, I lived in Hong Kong for a decade and left in June 2020. I had to walk through shopping malls to take the subway or to get to taxi stations. It’s very humid and hot so you did this all the time to get out of the heat. This action will prevent people from being able to purchase food as well.